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bre·vi·ar·y

 (brē′vē-ĕr′ē, brĕv′ē-)
n. pl. bre·vi·ar·ies Ecclesiastical
A book containing the hymns, offices, and prayers for the canonical hours.

[Middle English breviarie, from Old French breviaire, from Medieval Latin breviārium, from Latin, summary, from brevis, short; see brief.]

breviary

(ˈbriːvjərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a book of psalms, hymns, prayers, etc, to be recited daily by clerics in major orders and certain members of religious orders as part of the divine office
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a similar book in the Orthodox Church
[C16: from Latin breviārium an abridged version, from breviāre to shorten, from brevis short]

bre•vi•ar•y

(ˈbri viˌɛr i, ˈbrɛv i-)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a book containing the psalms, readings, and prayers to be recited in the divine office.
[1540–50; < Latin breviārium an abridgment =brevi(s) short + -ārium -ary]

breviary

Catholicism. a book containing the prayers, lessons, etc., needed by a priest for the reading of his daily office.
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a book containing the prayers, lessons, etc., needed by a priest for the reading of his daily office.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breviary - (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders
prayer book, prayerbook - a book containing prayers
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations
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[ˈbriːvɪərɪ] N (Rel) → breviario m

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They then went on, and upon the green at the entrance of the town they came upon the curate and the bachelor Samson Carrasco busy with their breviaries.
The hospital provides funding for religious articles, such as Bibles in different languages, rosaries, breviaries and holy cards, but other articles and outreach related to Catholic sacramental life are highly dependent on the efforts of chaplains and trained volunteers, and in the case of reconciliation or the sacrament of the sick, can only be administered by priests.
They concentrate on the Psalter as a devotional book and include Breviaries, Antiphonals, and Books of Hours, in which the Psalms appear as they were used in the medieval liturgy, but not whole Bibles, in which the Psalms also appear but not as liturgy.
Over a third of his 114 CapeTown manuscripts are Bibles and illuminated liturgical manuscripts, including two processionals, five office books, five psalters, two antiphonaries, seven breviaries, and three graduals, one of them a rare thirteenth-century Premonstratensian compilation of material for celebrating mass, the nearest he came to owning a missal at the Cape.
The Sons of Thunder, however, needed their breviaries to pray the liturgy of the hours.
Perhaps to make things easier on readers who do not have access to early Spanish breviaries or antiphoners, Marin gives modern chant-book assignments (e.
Three essays delve into texts and practice at Salisbury Cathedral, with discussion of the role of Old Sarum in processions at Salisbury, and analysis of Sarum missals and breviaries.
From these early projects Plantin began to work to satisfy the new demand for liturgical books--missals, breviaries, and books of hours--occasioned by the Catholic Reformation, as generated by the decrees of the Council of Trent (1563).